Free Press Journal
  • Sensex down

    Sensex loses 245 points, Nifty down 84 points 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), closed Wednesday’s trade with a decline of 244.75 points, or 0.84 percent down, as per provisional figures.

  • Bulent Sonmez, Ice Bucket

    Meet the dead man who came back to life after being dropped into ice bath

    London :  A man who reportedly died after suffering a heart attack, came back to life after being dropped into an ice bath. Bulent Sonmez had gone to hospital complaining of a pain his arm when he suddenly collapsed with a huge heart attack, the Daily Star reported. Doctors quickly attended to the dying man but failed to resuscitate him after his heart stopped.

  • Pak sends another delegation to Saudi after tiff over Yemen

    Islamabad: Pakistan today sent a high-profile delegation to Saudi Arabia in an effort to ease the tension following its refusal to cede to the demands made by the Gulf Kingdom for troops to fight Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The delegation is led by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif — also the younger brother of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — and included Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry. Last month,

  • Israel arrests 29 Hamas activists in West Bank

    Nablus (Palestinian Territories): Israeli security forces arrested 29 Hamas activists overnight during a major sweep in the northern West Bank, the army said today. A Palestinian security source confirmed that “around 30 people” had been detained in and around the northern city of Nablus, most of whom were Hamas members.

  • Apple

    Apple hates selfie sticks just as much as anyone else

    Washington: In a statement released on its website, Apple has banned selfie sticks from its Worldwide Developers Conference. The iPhone maker wrote on its WWDC page, “You may not use selfie sticks or similar monopods within Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens,” reported The Verge. The report is believed to be aimed at preventing floating sticks from ruining the viewing experience for others.

  • Fatty diet can alter how body processes food

    New YorkEating a high-fat diet just for five days can change the way in which the body’s muscle processes nutrients, which could lead to long term problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues, says a study.

  • Asif Ali Zardari meets Bilawal Bhutto in Dubai

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s former president and co-chairman of opposition PPP Asif Ali Zardari has met with his estranged son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Dubai to end misunderstandings between the two, party officials said today. Zardari met his son yesterday and a picture of the meeting was also released to media by Pakistan People’s Party.

  • Roundabout way to clip judiciary’s wings

    The Narendra Modi government has made bold to notify the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act with immediate effect, replacing the collegium system for appointing judges to superior courts. That the government did that even as a hearing in the Supreme Court was coming up two days later to determine the legality of the new system was rather unusual. It shows that the government is determined to whittle down the judiciary’s exclusive power to appoint.

  • Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians

    Poor start with bat, need more discipline with the ball: Rohit Sharma

    Ahmedabad: With his side slumping to its third defeat in as many matches of the eighth Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday blamed a poor start with the bat and lack of discipline with the ball for their loss to Rajasthan Royals here.

  • lalu, nitish

    Janata Parivar merger won’t have impact on Bihar polls: BJP

    Patna: With six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar set to merge today, BJP mocked the proposed amalgamation, saying it would have “no impact” on the upcoming Bihar elections. “Merger experiments have flopped in the past and will meet the same fate this time too…It’s beyond comprehension as to how 3-4 swords would remain in one scabbard,” senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters. “All these parties are in truth one man

  • India hockey eves confident against New Zealand 

    Hastings (New Zealand): Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women’s hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke’s Bay Cup here on Thursday.

  • Rajasthan Royals

    Confident Rajasthan Royals face stern Sun Risers Hyderabad test

    Visakhapatnam: Looking to keep their winning run intact, IPL table-toppers Rajasthan Royals face a stern SunRisers Hyderabad test in their fourth match of the Twenty20 cricket league, here tomorrow. If RR have have been unbeaten in their three games so far, then the David Warner-led SRH have had a mixed run with a loss and a win in their two matches.

  • Shikhar Dhawan_Ajinkya Rahane

    India remain No.2 in ODI rankings

    Dubai: The Indian team has retained its second position in the One-day Internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded ICC Cricket World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit.

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Willaims excited about starting clay-court season early

    Johannesburg: United States Fed Cup team captain Mary Joe Fernandez has said Serena Williams is excited about starting her clay-court season early and getting ready for the French Open, despite the world number one having won the least number of majors on clay.

  • facebook

    Facebook can be both good and bad for mental health

    Washington : News for Facebook users! A new study has found that using the social media portal can help people help you overcome mental health problems, however, it needs to be used strategically for it could also worsen the situation. Dr Keelin Howard of Buckinghamshire New University carried out research with 20 people aged 23-68 who had experienced conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and found that the paranoid, manic

  • Candy Crush

    Playing `Candy Crush` on phone can tear tendons in thumbs

    Washington: To all the Candy Crush Saga users in the world! Playing the popular game can actually injure your hand, as recently a man in California man played it so much on his smartphone, that it tore his thumb’s tendon. The 29-year-old man had sought medical attention because he couldn’t move his thumb properly, and told the medics that he played the game on his smartphone all day for 6 to 8 weeks,

  • Gold drops below Rs 27K-level on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices today fell by Rs 180 to trade at Rs 26,870 per 10 grams at the bullion market in the national capital on low demand from jewellers amid a weak global trend. Silver, too, declined by Rs 60 at Rs 36,800 per kg. Bullion traders attributed the fall in prices of the yellow metal to a weak global trend, where gold ruled below USD 1,200 an ounce, and subdued demand

  • Illegal building of Congress councillor on govt land razed down

    Udhagamandalam: Municipal Authorities here today razed down a building constructed illegally on a public site by a Congress councillor, after changing documents in her name by forgery. Based on a petition filed by a lawyer, the Madras High Court a couple of months ago has directed the municipality to verify the illegal construction in this area, following which some buildings were identified as illegal, police said.

  • EU to announce action over Google’s alleged anti-trust behavior

    London: The European Union is expected to announce today the action it will take against Google over alleged anti-trust behaviour. Margrethe Vestager, the competition commissioner, is expected to announce a “statement of objections” later in the day, reported the BBC.

  • Cyber criminals will soon exploit IoT networks: Websense

    New Delhi: As the Internet of Things (IoT) turns into a trillion dollar opportunity, cyber security firm Websense has said that cyber criminals will soon start exploring ways to exploit the technology. IoT is a network of devices that communicate among themselves using IP connectivity without human interference. This ecosystem includes intelligent systems, network equipment, connectivity services and data integration.